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Eric Gregory06/03/13
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Links You Don't Want To Miss (June 3)

Today: Arduino on the farm, Flask wants your help, and pure procedural programming with Fishbike. Plus: Intricate circuit-board beasties and wisdom from Joss Whedon in an unexpected place.

Eric Gregory06/03/13
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Continuous Delivery and Long-Term Requirements

In this talk, Paul Gerrard discusses continuous delivery, particularly as it pertains to long-term requirements. Testing up front, he says, helps to deliver "front-door quality, not back-door quality."

Martin Fowler06/03/13
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Martin Fowler: DeploymentPipeline

One of the challenges of an automated build and test environment is you want your build to be fast, so that you can get fast feedback, but comprehensive tests take a long time to run.

Ricci Gian Maria06/02/13
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Continuous Deployment on Windows Azure with Database Projects

I’ve already blogged about Deploying on Azure Web Site with Database Project in the past, but in that article I showed how to accomplish it with customization of the Build Template.

Allahbaksh Asadullah06/01/13
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Is API Documentation a Waste of Time?

I've evaluated many open source projects and realized that APIs are often not documented well. It is important for the community to know what the reasons behind this.

Michael Muller06/01/13
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Code Quality Tooling: Pure Player vs All-in-One?

Should we deploy a unique tool that is able to manage a wide variety of technologies and quality domains, or do we need a “pure player” tool dedicated to each technology’s specificities?

Rado Buranský05/31/13
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Reflection Against OOP Principles

What is so cool about the possibility to access private class members from outside? Everyone keeps asking you during job interviews what are the basic rules of object oriented programming.

Steven Lott05/31/13
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Legacy Preservation and Code Modernization

I would suggest going slowly toward automated modernization. I'm not easily convinced that any automated tool can preserve what's meaningful and ignore the parts which are quirks, bugs or legacy cruft that needs to be disposed of.

Markus Eisele05/31/13
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Review: "Arquillian Testing Guide" by John D. Ament

Integration testing sometimes involves writing complex codes. This book introduces you to the capabilities of Arquillian to enable you to write simple code with a broad range of integration tests for Java applications

Pritiman Panda05/31/13
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An Intro to "Asgard"

Intro to “Asgard” -- an open source web interface for application deployments and cloud management.

Henkz Sall05/30/13
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Creating a Message Dialog Box - Part I

To avoid having to build your own dialog box from scratch, the JOptionPane class provides methods to make a variety of dialog boxes by simply feeding them some parameters to determine the appearance of the dialog box.

Pritiman Panda05/30/13
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Introduction to Vagrant

We build our application and push it to Production after a lot of hassle and take a great sigh of relief...but this is not the end of the story.

Tim Murphy05/30/13
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What Software Architects Can Learn from Baseball Teams

Every team member has their specialty. Infielders have great reactions and throwing accuracy. Outfielders can cover distance quickly and throw long distances. Likewise, there are specialized positions on a development team.

Toni Petrina05/30/13
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Single Sign-On Adds More Friction as Private Data Spills Out

What was once a beautiful idea that promised a future without (too many) passwords has now become completely useless feature.

Mark Needham05/30/13
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Viewing the Contents of an Archive

Everyone now and then I want to check the contents of an archive without unpacking it, and I tend to use unzip to do so...

Troy Hunt05/29/13
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Security is Hard, Insecurity is Easy: A Simple Misconfiguration Risk

Insecurity can be very easy. What I mean by this is that sometimes it can be the smallest change to a website that blows the security wide open.

Jez Humble05/29/13
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Talks from the Continuous Delivery track at QCon SF

One of the goals of the QCon conferences is to act as “information Robin Hood” – finding ways to get out into public the secret sauce of high-performing organizations. So I set out to find talks that would answer the questions I frequently get asked.

Eric Minick05/29/13
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Use Templates to Scale to Continuous Integration

Having each developer (development team) configure their continuous integration tool’s build jobs is extra work for the team, leads to inconsistencies/mistakes, and the overall build system becomes a pain to manage.

Tom O'connor05/28/13
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Lightning Post: Dumping MS DNS to Bind

It's entirely possible to use BIND (or PowerDNS, for that matter) as a DNS server instead of the integrated MS DNS service that's bundled with Windows Server.

Tim Blackburn05/28/13
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3 Online IDEs That Rock

Did you ever imagine that someday it would be possible to code in the cloud? Create an app, test and debug it and deploy to a production PaaS, entirely in the cloud? Well, the good old desktop days are gone.

Roi Gamliel05/28/13
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The Delicate Dev-QA Relationship

Success is directly influenced by the ability of your QA and Dev teams to work well together. Failing to understand the relationship between QA and Dev will take your product/team in the opposite direction. There is a delicate relationship between the two, and a certain tension that must be confronted and not overlooked.

Juha Ylitalo05/28/13
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Instant Cucumber BDD How-to

Even if you've used cucumber before you might learn trick or two about how to streamline your workflow (or get quick introduction to rails).

Serkan Özal05/28/13
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Amazon S3 Parallel MultiPart File Upload

In this blog post, I will present a simple tutorial on uploading a large file to Amazon S3 as fast as the network supports.

Patrick Debois05/27/13
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Infrastructure as Code - A Comprehensive Overview

I've been tracking infrastructure as code for a few years now. Over the years it has gotten closer to real code. Close, but no cigar yet...

Kris Buytaert05/26/13
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Why You Shouldn't Hire a DevOps Engineer

Lately there have been a lot of organizations trying to hire a DevOps engineer. I myself have been asked to fill in DevOps roles. There are a number of issues with that.